I picked this model up at Duxford's may airshow
for the bargain price of £15. I was instantly impressed with the size and
detail once I opened the box, and soon decided that I wanted the jet as if it
was on the flightline pre flight. The canopy should be positioned in the
upwards position - but I broke it when we were taking the pics!
The tags are made from the technique in the Tools
n tips section of this site, and the covers were made using tin foil, watered
down PVA glue (to the consistency of milk) and tissues. Once dry they were
painted as normal and dry brushed for the extra detail.
kit is OOB and depicts Tornado Gr.1A ZA474 of 617 Sqn Dambusters, at the Royal
International Air Tattoo 1998. The decals are from Xtradecal, and the model is
painted in Humbrol colours, weathered with Gouach and varnished with Humbrol
satin spray cans.
panel lines were my usual water colour trick - slightly modified, I used Gouach
rather than dry tablets, because on the satin finish paints I used, my old
method wouldn't work - the water just ended up turning in to round droplets
without drying in the panel lines.
This is a brilliant kit which I'd recommend
to anyone. I don't recall using any filler at all, all the parts fit perfectly,
and the detail in panel lines, cockpit and ejector seat is more than adequate.
This is without doubt the best model I've ever made, and I'm very pleased. I
made it as a gift for my Father, who wants to keep it in a presentation cabinet
in his office when he can find something to keep it in.
remains for me to thank Will for taking me to the Duxford show, and for taking
the pics on his digital camera.